According to a recent study, nearly five out of ten farmworker households in NC cannot afford enough food for their families.
(Robyn Levine, USA, 2011) 2011 SAF Fellow Robyn Levine documents the experiences of a group of migrant farmworkers who live together and work in the Christmas tree fields in Boone, North Carolina. La Vida Diaria presentation guide.
Documentary work by SAF interns from 2010-2012, edited by Sarah Garrahan.These are the stories of past and present African American and Latino farmworkers struggling to create a livelihood in the face of some of the most challenging working conditions in the United States.
A view of life for a migrant family living in limbo to work the tobacco fields of North Carolina so they can raise six children up right in the very place where they were born. Film by D.L. Anderson based on the documentary work of April Leanne Simon, Dayana Diaz and Jennifer Gonzalez - 2009 SAF (Student Action With Farmworkers) Into The Fields Interns.
Sixteen men from different states in Mexico live and work at a farm in North Carolina for six months out of the year. They share their ideas of family and community, both here at their camp and back in their hometowns. By 2013 interns Beatriz Cruz, Edith Valle, and Jaslina Paintal.
A short video documentary of migrant laborers in the fields of North Carolina by 2009 SAF intern Laura Valencia.
(Nandini Kumar, Katie Cox Shrader, and Abigail Bissette, USA, 2011) Exploring the theme of family in labor lore: how cell phones connect farmworkers to their loved ones far away, how they distract themselves from loneliness, and how the community in the farmworker camp becomes a sort of family during the long season of work in the fields.
2011 SAF Fellow Abigail Bissette, in collaboration with Toxic Free NC, made this film highlighting North Carolina farmworker children’s stories of being sprayed with toxic pesticides while working in the fields.
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